Investing

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and…

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It’s Different This Time

The last few months I’ve been feeling a sense of déjà vu in terms of what I’ve been seeing in the markets. I am now in my third decade in this industry, so I’ve had the opportunity to witness a lot of interesting happenings. One thing I’ve learned is that history may not repeat itself,…

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Investing

Lessons from the GameStop Frenzy

If you hadn’t already heard of GameStop, surely you’ve heard that name come up over the past couple of weeks. Likely you heard “GameStop” used in the same sentence as “WallStreetBets,” “Reddit,” and “market frenzy.” Many folks, even if they weren’t exactly sure what was going on, wondered if this so-called GameStop frenzy they kept…

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Final 2020 Stimulus Act

As the year comes to an end, Congress continues spending money to help a battered economy. In fact, just a few days back, President Trump signed a new stimulus program into law. The plan—like all government plans—is complex. I thought I would share a few of its provisions and how it could work for you.…

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